Sometimes it’s just a tiny detail that makes one’s heart beat a little faster. In the first act of José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s 25th annual production of “The Nutcracker” (at the Sanctuary Theatre in Cambridge through Sunday, and then at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester Dec. 22-24), Clara is bourréeing about the stage with the nutcracker her Godpapa Drosselmeyer has given her. One of the little boys who’s come to her parents’ party is running after her and trying to snatch it away, but whenever he gets too close, she gives a little tendu kick at him without missing a bourrée beat.
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